The registration and information center for Commencement Weekend will be located in the Kenyon College Bookstore on Gaskin Avenue.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registration packets for our guests—containing room keys, meal tickets, the official Commencement Weekend schedule, and other materials—may be picked up at the Kenyon College Bookstore.
Residence halls close at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. All residence hall rooms must be vacated by both students and guests by that time. When leaving on Saturday, students and guests must turn in their keys at the in the Kenyon College Bookstore. Guests must sign the return slip when turning in their keys (for further information on final room check out for students, please visit the End of Year Closing Information page).
PLEASE NOTE: Guests will be charged $150 PER ROOM for any keys that are not returned; the charge increases to $300 PER ROOM for any residences that include suite keys. These are the standard charges from Maintenance and are not inflated in any way.
Prior to crossing the stage to receive their diploma, Seniors will be hooded by two of the ceremonial marshals. The academic hoods belong to Kenyon. If graduates or their families wish to keep the hood, it may be purchased for $130; payment may be made with cash, check, or credit card. If not purchased, the hood must be returned following the ceremony.
Seniors or a family member must return the academic hood to the Hood Return table at the Kenyon Bookstore - and "sign off" on the check in list - by 7:00 p.m. following the Commencement ceremony. If the hood is not returned, graduates will be billed $140 for the cost to replace the hood.